Agronomy Feeds the World - Mentor's Guide

By PlantingScience Staff

PlantingScience/Botanical Society of America

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The purpose of this tip sheet is to help you as a scientist mentor anticipate and respond to students as they post online about their agronomy-related investigations. After initial inquiries – such as watching purple Kool-Aid run through 3+ types of soil, evaluating water-holding capacity of various soil types, etc. – students will need to develop research questions to address any potential agronomy issues. Your role as a mentor is to guide students through this process. Students will be using radish seeds to develop a research project based on a local agronomy problem – e.g., excessive droughts, frackwater, etc.

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  • PlantingScience Staff (2018), "Agronomy Feeds the World - Mentor's Guide," https://plantingscience.org/resources/216.

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